Living Our Faith: Sponsorship of Refugees
Unitarian Universalist Community Church members and friends are working through Church World Services (CWS) to support several refugee families from Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, and Russia who have just moved to the Richmond area. First, we worked to provide furniture, clothing, baby items, toys, beds, blankets, and kitchen items to ensure they felt welcomed here.
Now we are helping the families learn our culture, our language, and helping the primary breadwinner find a job. In our ESL classes delivered in their living rooms, we teach English vocabulary and grammar, general skills for living here, and focus on health care information. We provide school supplies for school-aged children and tutor the children to help them succeed in school.
New efforts will begin in September, 2017, in partnership with other churches and non-profits to deliver training to immigrant parents and citizenship classes for those ready to take this big step.
To catch up on our most critical needs at this time, please check out the “How You Can Help” link below.
To learn more about our efforts, click on a link here for more information.